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in defense secretary leon panetta has asked that general john allen's nomination to be supreme commander put on hold. for patreaus, panetta asked whether any kags that his affair started when he was still in active duty. >> we obviously are going to watch this closely to determine just exactly you know when that took place. but i think right now my view is, let's see what the investigation turns up and what the congress, these committees are able to determine as to what exactly took place. >> so a friend of general patreaus says the affair starts two months after he took over as cia director and ended about four months ago. four days after the patreaus scandal broke, investigators are trying gather information. what we saw agents searching paula broadwell's home in charlotte, north carolina, the woman involved in the affair with patreaus. fbi spokeswoman would not say what they were actually looking for but you can see they're taking stuff out. seeing the agents carrying boxes and items out of her home last night. it's clear the scandal as it grows could have far-reaching implications. i wan
with jill, leon panetta delivered new comments on the scandal hours ago. is the defense department at the tip of the investigation and what's the latest here? >> well, we'll get to that vote of confidence by mr. panetta in a second, but really the main thing that seems to be now clear is exactly how this unraveled. and it all has to do with tampa where, of course, u.s. central command is located and jill kelley, whom you just saw there, she was involved as a volunteer. she's no diplomatic protection whatsoever, but she was involved as a volunteer dealing with international visitors in the military apparently. so she in this capacity gets to know general petraeus and also general allen. so he gets an e-mail, she gets e-mails. he warns her that he's getting these e-mails, this is jill kelley. and jill kelley goes to the fbi and that is how this all unravels. now, speaking of general allen, he, of course, is the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan. he was nominated as the supreme allied commander in europe. and that nomination is on hold. but secretary panetta said that they ha
contact between general john allen, and jill kelley. yesterday, secretary panetta asked that john kelley -- or john allen's nomination to be the head of nato be pulled back and put on hold while the inspector general starts to dig through all of these pages to find out exactly what happened. here's how it all connects. general john allen was stationed in tampa when he was at u.s. central command. so was general david petraeus. jill kelley worked as sort of a social liaison with a lot of the commanders there. in fact, she's been -- won awards for her work with some of the military families, and the military down there. now, paula broadwell started e-mailing jill kelley. and from what we know, some of those e-mails basically took the tone of, you know, stay away from david petraeus, sort of, i know sort of your relationship with some of these other generals, it's inappropriate. at the time it didn't make sense. because what we've been told is, david petraeus and jill kelley are family friends. that david petraeus and his wife holly have spent time with jill kelley and her husband. that the
this morning. literally announced mid flight to reporters traveling with defense secretary leon panetta to australia. >> on sunday, the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen, commander of the international security assistance force, in afghanistan. >> reporter: the allegations against general allen are said to involve messages written from 2010 to 2012 between the general and jill kelley, the same tampa socialite who received threatening e-mails from the lover of general david petraeus. when asked if the e-mails between allen and kelley were of a sexual nature, a senior defense official wouldn't be specific, but did say, "they are potentially inappropriate, and they bear looking into. the department is currently reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 documents connected to this matter." allen, a married four-star marine general, took over from petraeus as the top american commander in afghanistan in july 2011. he told pentagon officials he's done nothing wrong. allen was in line to become supreme allied commander for eur
in some remarks, the secretary of defense, leon panetta, himself a former director of the cia, was speaking to reporters and he told -- and this is his first reaction to the whole scandal about general petraeus. he says, first, obviously, it was a very sad situation to have a distinguished career like that end in this manner and my heart obviously goes out to him and his family, but i think he took the right step and i think it's important whether you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. he says he doesn't know what the future will have there, but he does believe that they have to take a closer look at the coordination, the briefing of the house and senate intelligence committees in these kinds of investigations. do you want to make a final point? >> a little distancing going on by the obama administration. just very briefly, wolf. while general petraeus has gotten that sympathetic treatment, a woman not getting favorable treatment from the press is paula broadwell. >> she is a west poin
. >> secretary of state hillary clinton and defense secretary leon panetta have already addressed the situation from australia secretary panetta said no one should leap to conclusions about general allen's e-mails to jill kelley who started this all. . we are also learning more about her this morning and why did she claim to have diplomatic privileges when the state department says she had no affiliation with them? more on that straight ahead. >> and the rockefeller christmas tree is on the way. another symbol of the holidays, black friday, but this year the dash for deals will start on thanksgiving. a lot of people not happy about that signing a petition to stop it. coming up we'll hear from the woman behind that movement and today's professionals will weigh in. >>> and then as we know hollywood filled with good looking men, but who is the sexiest man alive? this morning we will reveal "people" magazine's pick, and willie, good luck to you. >>> we begin this morning with the new fallout in the wide nick scandal tied to former cia director david petraeus' admitted affair. nbc's andrea mitchell
are learning defense secretary leon panetta said the military did not have armed aircraft near libya that could have helped. jennifer griferin joins us live from the pentagon. >> reporter: in just a few minutes the pentagon is finally going to brief reporters with its time line of what happened the night of the benghazi attack from the military's perspective. we have been asking for this time line for eight weeks. we'll be briefed off camera by a senior u.s. defense official. here is what we have been able to piece together on our own. the national command authority began moving assets shortly after 3:47 p.m. eastern when the first calm from the embassy to the state department was made. but none of those military assets were given permission to enter libyan air space. panetta said none of those military assets would have been in a position to help. they would not have been there in time. general carter ham was visiting washington and in the pentagon on 9/11 and went to the ops center and did all that was within his power to authorize. ham ordered a rescue unit to deploy from croatia on a modifi
this morning, while on se rip in thailand, defense secretary leon panetta says he doesn't see the scandal wi >> i am not aware of any others his could be involved in this issue at the present time. >> r intellig enb muller briefed intelligence eaders, saying that broadwell, researching a book on petraeus, may have mishandled classified information. also on wednesday, broadwell's susp security clearances were canceled and macdill air force base in tampa revoked jill kelley's access to the base. looking into the e-mails kelley exchanged with general allen. officials officials say they contain be nothing of an explicit sexual nature but add the e-mails, if l naturelic, would be embarrassing. for his part, allen has privately denied any wrongdoing pokenas not spoken publicly. his attorney did release a ntatement on his behalf saying that he was fully cooperating he was with the investigations and that so the extent there are questions about certain communications by general allen, he shares a desire to resolve uestions stions as completely snd quickly as possible. >> can you explain what ibppen
defense secretary leon panetta said he doesn't see the scandal widening. >> i'm not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present time. >> reporter: on capitol hill wednesday fbi director robert mueller briefed congressional intelligence leaders saying the fbi did find that broadwell who had been researching a book on petraeus may have mishandled classified information. also on wednesday the army suspended broadwell security clearances and the air force base rejected kelley's access to the base. officials have said emails between kelley and allen contain nothing of a sexual nature but could be embarrassing. allen has denied any wrongdoing and has not spoken publicly but his attorney did release a statement on his behalf saying he was fully cooperating with the investigations and to the kent there's certain questions on communication with general allen he plans to resolve those questions as quickly as possible. in an interview with charlie rose in washington on wednesday night the head of u.s. special operations, maintained high praise for his colleagues. >> my
of state hillary clinton. secretary of defense leon panetta was also planning on leaving. now with a vacancy also at the cia, which, remember, is running our war right now, that could lead to some disruption especially because there's also that investigation of what happened in benghazi going on. >> i want to ask you about that because petraeus was set to self in the cia's involvement in benghazi this week. now he's not expected to. his replacement is, but that's not -- republicans are not happy about that. >> that's unlikely to be good enough for a lot of members of congress. peter king saying he wants to speak to petraeus. on "this week" this morning i'll speak to the vice chairman saxby chambliss. do they still want to hear from david petraeus himself? we'll see what he says. >> on the fiscal cliff, the tax hikes that will go into effect on january 1 if congress and the president can't cut a deal, the president is saying, i want to raise taxes on rich people. the republicans have come out and said, no go. do you see any pathway to a deal here? >> there's going to have to be
as tim geithner, leon panetta and now apparently eric holder is considering whether he will stay on as attorney general and ray lahood could be leaving the department of transportation. so is this shakeup as simple as cabinet members get burned out, need to step down and be replaced or is this a case of something more, julian? >> this is standard in every administration. these are very, very tough jobs. they are very demanding and taxing on a family. i think you see all-stars hillary clinton and tim geithner likely to leave. i think the interesting question, however, is whether the president will look to bring in republicans, people like chuck hagel, colin powell potentially in some of these positions and folks from the business industry, people like president of the xm bank and even michael bloomberg. the real thing i think we want to look for is will the president signal different directions by trying to bring in some republicans and people from the business community as well. >> there have been peripheral discussions whether mitt romney would be among those. is that realistic
to the fiscal cliff and they're going to want to see it through. >> defense secretary leon panetta is expected to stay on a few more moose into the president's second term to over- - months into the president's second term to oversee negotiations into defense cuts and a new budget. >>> judgment day for a man who shot a former congresswoman and six others, the emotional courtroom drama ahead tonight. >> later they're the types of businesses that have you saying why didn't i think of that? coming up we are profiling the up and coming companies that could become the next big thing. >> and in the northeast cleaning up from a double disaster, but help is on the way for maryland. we'll show you how you can help on the news edge at 11:00.  >>> former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords came face to face today with the man who tried to assassinate her. a judge sentenced jared loughner to life in prison for killing six people and wounding dozens of others. bob barnard is here with more on the courtroom drama. >> the mentally ill murderer did not speak out in court, told the federal judge he h
, issues about sequestration. defense secretary leon panetta has been very vocal about the fears of the impact on the pentagon. he has been very involved in the negotiations. we talked to a professor from to us son state university. she said when people are invested in the negotiations they don't like to walk away. that is probably true of secretary panetta. here is what she told us. >> defense secretary leon panetta, he has fought hard against sequestration because he didn't want to see the type of cuts that sequestration called for the defense department. and he is going to see that through. >> keep in mind he has got probably the toughest commute of any cabinet secretary right now going from coast to coast to do his job. folks says he seems very committed to staying there until they figure out exactly how these cuts will affect the pentagon. jenna. jenna: it is a long commute for sure. thank you. >> reporter: you got it. >> there was a mandate in yesterday's results it is a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a n
of defense, do you see leon panetta staying? do we need a change? what do you think? >> well i think that's december national security team and it has been, and i would love to see them stay but i think we all know it is probably not in the cards. that secretary of state and secretary of defense at some point are going to depart. i certainly hope they keep general petraeus on board as a director. jamie: i know you worked closely with him. he has been there the shortest time. thank you so much, general. always good to see you. it is pretty frightening stuff. >> good to see you, jamie. jamie: take care. jon: a lot of threats out there. then there is this here at home. in the wake of superstorm sandy a number about health threats remain. keeping your water clean. the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. serious problems. what storm victims need to know right now. >> i am very stressed out. i don't know what time, i don't know what day it is, what time it is, trying to feed my daughter. have no access to the outside world. i have no access to the computer, the tv. i don't know what's going on
damage that could take place. >> we know that u.s. secretary of defense leon panetta made that point to defense minister ehud barack saying it was important that there are surgical strikes, that you don't see these mass civilian casualties. do you think that's even possible here? do you think that they are heeding those warnings and that that perhaps would limit the amount of firepower, the amount of civilian casualties, and the escalation that could happen in the next hours and days to come? >> well, i know the israeli defense force, some of the now senior leaders, they will make every effort to employ precision-guided munition against known targets. the collateral damage, that is casualties that might be -- that the civilian population might incur as a result of these strikes, certainly goes into the calculation of the strikes, but it's necessary to go after those that are shooting rockets and, in fact, the networks where the insurgent activities are taking place, being planned, and then being launched. israel has to go after those. will there be collateral damage? the answer is ye
, beloved both at langley and respected on the hill would do well sort of in the tradition of leon panetta now the defense secretary. the president's going to have lots of good choices. >> and john brennan, counterterrorism advisor formerly of the cia, his name has been mentioned as well. i don't believe there's been a female appointed the cia director. >> there hasn't been. >> there has been in britain known as m. >> no female directors of fbi, cia or directors of defense. >> this might be something the president would want to do. >> she'd be great. >> we'll see. thank you very much. >>> president obama says a majority of americans agree with him on how to reduce the deficit. but the house speaker john boehner is not among them. we're going to hear what both men are saying about approaching that so-called fiscal cliff. plus, why many republicans were convinced mitt romney would win. [ female announcer ] today, jason is here to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines gr
lilg healthing hillary rodham clinton and leon panetta both expected to depart. likewise, the president might have to find replacement for treasury secretary timothy geithner and attorney general eric holder if they decide that they, too, would like to leave. toipt bring in our white house correspondent briana keiller to talk about just more on the president's plate here. how does this add to what he needs to get done starting in the next year? >> it really adds to it. i mean, you've got this issue, obviously, that comes after any re-election. the turnover of the cabinet, suzanne, but just think of the big plate that this is being added to. first offer, the fiscal cliff. that is obviously the biggest issue that president obama has to deal with. you're looking at tax cuts that expire at the very end of december, and then those spending cuts that are set to kick in on january 2nd. as he works, obviously, figuring out the new faces on his cabinet. he has his anything raugs on january 20th, and february is a big month as well. he needs to summit a budget at the beginning of the month. it's
:32 p.m., that secretary of defense leon panetta and general martin dempsey were first told of the attack. at 2:53 a.m., some phi hours late -- five hours later, orders were formalized to allow special ops to deploy to benghazi, but as we know for ambassador chris stevens and three other patriots, it was too little, and it was hours too late. the ceo of concerned veterans for america, sir, welcome and thank you first to your service of to this country on veterans day. >> thank you. shannon: how worried should we be? is it normal or not normal that you have a mission under attack, an ambassador personally imperilled, and the defense secretary isn't noted, the joint chief staff not notified for fearly an hour? -- nearly an hour many. >> that is something that should trigger at the very highest levels a series of things to happen. it's not as though the pentagon didn't know about this for 50 minutes. reports have shown that the commander, general hamm, was at the pentagon that day, ordered an aerial drone -- unarmed, maybe they didn't have armed assets available -- but he's loo
east is a mess. look in iran the centrifuges are still spinning. secretary panetta, and secretary clinton are in asia right now. that pivot, are we pivoting away from the challenges and our interests in the middle east, which is really a mess. jon: you worry we are leaving the israelis high and dry on this one? >> it could be. i don't know exactly what is going on with the administration. they have mad said some of the right things in sue mort of supporting israel. we are reaping the fruits of our labors in the middle east. and our policies in the middle east has been a real failure. if we are shipping through the pacific where are we going to have the planes and tanks and things for places like the middle east where we may need them. jon: that is a conversation for next time. >> that's right. jon: thank you. jenna: a fox business alert. take a look at the dow today as we put the numbers up on the jean for. this comes as we get the weekly jobless numbers, which are at the highest level in 18 months. the number of americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits is now at 439,
. defense secretary leon panetta ordering military leaders to look for gaps in ethics training. the dod chief says he is concerned over lapses in judgment by military officers that could quote make the road public confidence in our leadership. the statement coming amid a string of scandals tied to the country's top military brass. united airlines says its computer their backup and running. fox business was first reported serious computer glitch that ground all united flights nationwide after several hours it appears the problem has been resolved but delays are still rippling through the system and those are your headlines. dagen: connell mcshane probably looks better with his shirt off. tensions -- you know what i mean. tensions heating up in the middle east. take a look at this incredible video from the israeli defense forces showing a precision missiles strike which killed a senior hamas leader in the gaza strip. the israeli attack response to a series of missile attacks into israel. with reaction let's bring in the senior geopolitical strategist. impact on energy supplies. not much b
secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the petraeus case. fbi investigators had uncovered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between the general and jill kelley whom he and his wife got to know in tampa and were revealing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents including e-mails over two years. officials say some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies an improper relationship. the fbi discovered the e-mails during its investigation of kelley's e-mails, sparked by her complaints about anonymous threats which turned out to be from paula broadwell. they say they found no wrongdoing by general allen but turned the files over to the pentagon which monday ordered its inspector general to investigate. a social link between the two four-star generals, jill kelley who enjoyed socializing with the powerful in tampa while doing volunteer work for military families. she also gave people the impression she had some kind of state department status which officials say she does not. in fact, last weekend, she called police complaining about media
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